Posted on March 4th, 2009 33 comments
If you have an appetite for a combination of Filipino, Chinese and Japanese cuisine. And you’re in the mood for an all-you-can-eat buffet then, Tramway Garden Buffet is for you.
For the price of P198.00, you can devour as many as you can eat food. Their menu varies, depends on the availability in the market. But the all time favorite Sweet and Sour Pork is always available. It is crunchy, a truly sweet and sour taste, rich but then watch out for half of the breaded pork is pork fat maybe that’s why it’s juicy? hehe And an intensely satisfying dish Yang Chow Rice, what makes it satisfying is that the grains of the rice was cooked with egg, green peas, cooked shrimp sometimes with ham. Imagine how does it taste now? hehe The rice itself is almost as if one full meal already even without any viand.
Seafood Roll, breaded fruit cocktail with shrimp mayonnaise and condensed milk. I have tasted more of pineapple rather than assorted fruits, as expected the pineapple is kinda sour. And since i’m the type of person that hates mayonnaise can you imagine scraping off the mayonnaise out of the fruit and shrimp before eating it? The rest of the dish is ok except with the sour pineapple and the mayonnaise, blends perfectly especially the breadcrumbs that they use to make it crunchy. A remarkable dish invention!
Spiced Clams, yummy! Eventhough it was mass cooked in these resto, as we all know all-you-can-eat resto usually is jampacked with a hungry stomach, still they managed to make the clams clean before cooking and put spices in it. It was far different from the usual clams that I have tasted. This was cooked well, and tasty.
Roasted Chicken, typical roasted that you can eat from other Rotisserie’s offered. I was expecting that the marinade is until the inner meat of the chicken but then it was not, I think it was only marinated for an hour. It was nothing special for me. Fried wanton, if you love dumplings then this is for you! I love dumpling, when I heard that they will be serving this as well, i’m so eager to get as much as i can, but then the downside of such you’ll get your stomach full easily as this is a deep-fried dish. The meat of the fried wanton blends well, you will not even notice that they also use carrots and other spices for it was smooth in the mouth.
California Maki, it was ok. Since their version is with crabstick, mango and a little dash of fish roe. I was a little disappointed, I prefer more of orange roe at the outer layer of the california maki. But then, who am I to complain when I’m only paying P199.00 for all these dishes.
Tramway Garden Buffet usually offers 7 main dishes in every buffet hour. From Mondays to Saturdays they charges P199.00 per head, with the following dishes offered:2 kinds of soup: miso soup and soup of the day, yang chow fried rice, pancit canton guisado or birthday noodle or spaghetti, 7 main dishes choices from(main dishes varies if what is available in the market): steamed fish, sweet and sour pork, fried chicken, vegetable with garlic, fried wanton, mapo tofu, salad roll, halaan with taosi, pork tendon,sliced beef with kailan, salt and pepper porkchop. But every Sunday lunch is different they offers 16 dishes, with additional seafood such as Calamares, salt and pepper prawn or shrimp tempura, crab sotanghon and the most sought after Patatim. At P312.00 per head. All comes with california maki, fried pao, century egg, japanese steamed egg, chinese dimsum, vegetable salad, tosse lettuce/carrots/cucumber/onions with thousand island dressing, macaroni salad.
What’s a meal without dessert? They have seasonal fresh fruits like watermelon, papaya,and pineapple. And also carries buchi, ginataang halo-halo and mais, halo-halo and leche flan. Beverages offered are: iced tea, pineapple juice, fruit shakes and soda. Store hours is from 11am - 3:00pm then 6:00pm - 10pm. With the following branches already:
1. Tramway Timog - 65 Timog Ave. Quezon City - Tel. No.: 4152005
2. Tramway Banawe - 76 Scout Alcaraz St. cor. Banawe St. Quezon City - Tel. No.: 4111565.
FYI: Tramway Banawe charges only P188.00 per head.
NOTE: If you dine at Tramway Garden Buffet, please let them know that you saw the review from MetroRestoReview.com.